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. ukraine's defense minister says 6,000 additional troops arrived here. all of this after president obama warned russia not to intervene in ukraine. >> the united states will stand with the international community affirming there will be costs for military intervention in ukraine. >> reporter: in crimea's capitol, the coup gathers pace. they control the army, navy and air force here. any commander that disagrees says the new prime minister should leave. beyond crimea's borders and along the frontier with ukraine, russia continues the biggest military exercise since the fall of the soviet union. 150,000 men maneuvering as president putin is now, to show their strength to the world. the streets are calm. the vote here, to decide who should rule has been brought forward to the end of the month. within weeks, crimea, always pro-russian could be free of ukrainian rule for good. well ukraine says it won't give into russian provocation and its troops are ready to respond. i think, truly, the idea or the possibility of a clash with russian troops is really pretty slim. this place is a kinder box
to a senior defense official, defense secretary chuck hagel, had a it telephone conversation with his counterpart today. we're still waiting to get details about what specifically was said during that conversation. but, of course, the white house monitoring the situation quite closely, in consultation with its partners abroad. for days, the administration has been warning russia against intervening in ukraine. of course, on friday, it was clear that that diplomatic strategy had failed, so president obama came out with a strong warning to russia not to ramp this up any further. he said there would be costs. here's a little bit more of what he had to say. take a listen. >> throughout this crisis, we have been very clear about one fundamental principle. the ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future. together with our european allies, we have urged an end to the violence, and encouraged ukrainians to pursue a course in which they stabilize their country, forge a broad based government and move to elections this spring. >> reporter: so the president was fairly
. of not promoting any more tension through provocative actions. >> that is defense secretary chuck hagel this morning on the situation in ukraine. the white house has announced its first direct response to russia's military sbrerngs. the u.s. is suss spending preparation in the preparatory meeting for the g-8 summit set to take place this june in sochi, russia. lincoln bring in beth flewy. and the costs, can they accept action and if so, what might be that be? >> it was like when i was covering the 2008 and russia went to war with georgia. president busch at the time was talking about cost. senator mccain was talking about cost. senator mccain said we're all georgians. now a couple days ago, he said we're all ukrainians now. i don't think what more the president can do, president obama. he can pull out of the g-8. he's suspended participation as you said but not fully for that. he could do that. he's not going to go to war with the ukraine. there's no support for that in this country. he has to be more measured to the bellicose members of congress or people watching this would like him t
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